22 Feb PRP Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis
Pain can make day-to-day living difficult and even rob you of mobility and independence. Pain can be –
- Acute – Acute pain starts suddenly, as in an injury, but can be quickly treated and goes away.
- Chronic – Chronic pain is severe and lasts for more than 3-6 months, or even longer.
Many patients with chronic pain are unable to achieve relief with non-surgical or conservative treatments, such as rest, braces, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications and cortisone injections. Such patients can be good candidates for the revolutionary regenerative medicine treatment, PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy.
One chronic pain condition is Plantar Fasciitis, a common condition in which patients experience extreme heel and foot pain. The condition is often the result of repeated trauma or overuse from prolonged weight-bearing activities.
Plantar fasciitis injuries can affect both athletes and any individuals who may be on their feet all day.
The painful condition doesn’t allow many people to even walk since the burning sensation in the middle of their foot makes it too difficult to stand.
PRP therapy (Platelet Rich Plasma therapy) involves injection that deliver platelets (derived from a patient’s own blood in high concentration) directly to the site of injury, or the plantar fascia. The platelets contain growth factors that allow repair of the damaged tissues and regeneration of healthy tissue. Since this therapy allows plantar fasciitis to heal, it is likely to provide more lasting relief.